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Journal of the Optical Society of America B


  • Editor: G. I. Stegeman
  • Vol. 22, Iss. 11 — Nov. 1, 2005
  • pp: 2402–2408

Third-harmonic Rayleigh scattering: theory and experiment

Vladislav I. Shcheslavskiy, Solomon M. Saltiel, Alexey Faustov, Georgi I. Petrov, and Vladislav V. Yakovlev  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 22, Issue 11, pp. 2402-2408 (2005)

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We present an analytical model for describing optical third-harmonic generation from a sphere that is small compared with the wavelength of light. Analysis of the problem shows that the power of the third harmonic from a sphere that is small compared with the waist size and the confocal parameter of the beam is proportional to the fourth power of a sphere’s size. Experiments with different spheres both in index-matching and non-index-matching liquids are performed and confirm theoretical predictions.

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OCIS Codes
(140.7090) Lasers and laser optics : Ultrafast lasers
(190.3970) Nonlinear optics : Microparticle nonlinear optics
(190.4160) Nonlinear optics : Multiharmonic generation
(190.7110) Nonlinear optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics
(290.5850) Scattering : Scattering, particles

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Vladislav I. Shcheslavskiy, Solomon M. Saltiel, Alexey Faustov, Georgi I. Petrov, and Vladislav V. Yakovlev, "Third-harmonic Rayleigh scattering: theory and experiment," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 22, 2402-2408 (2005)

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